Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. The Cactus Blossoms start us off this week with a new installment in the Spaces series, this time shot on the roof of the Turf Club. We've also got new clips from LOTT, Grol ... More >>
Brews and Canoes, a beer-themed celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Act, is approaching, and to celebrate the milestone, the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness (FBWW) put out a call to Minnesota's commercial brewers to submit special brews that reflect t ... More >>
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This week's beer of the week comes from Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake. The Jack Savage American Pale Ale is an aromatic and refreshing drink, ideal for easy-drinking at a backyard barbecue, but also nuanced and perfectly balanced. See also: Big Wood Brewery on Morning Wood and how to stand o ... More >>
Robb Jones ambles into Saffron in the early afternoon and immediately takes command of his bar, simmering simple syrups and prepping herbs and brews. His cocktails are carefully built from extensive knowledge; he reads everything he can get his hands on about the craft. Our 2013 Best Barte ... More >>
A recent study concluded that Lowertown is the top hipster zip in 'Murica. So we suppose it makes sense that the final renderings of the St. Paul Saints' new Lowertown ballpark feature two hipsters riding a scooter through the concourse. (That image is at the top of this post.)RELATED: St. Paul Sain ... More >>
The outdoor beer-drinking events may have ceased, at least until the Beer Dabbler at Winter Carnival (look forward to it on January 25), but the seasonal beer release parties are in full effect. There are a few exciting ones going on this weekend, starting with Lift Bridge's Commander Barleywin ... More >>
Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the event, ... More >>
Father and son argue in Minnesota courts that marijuana is essential to their religion
Nearly a month after he was left clinging to life after being brutally beaten by a group of 30 to 40 teens near the intersection of Payne and Minnehaha avenues on St. Paul's East Side, Ray Widstrand continues to make gradual progress. THE BACKSTORY: Teen who allegedly stomped Widstrand's face during ... More >>
The state agency investigating a police shooting in New Brighton has released the name of the officer and the suspect involved, but has provided few details of what went down.For instance, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a division of the MN Department of Public Safety, is not saying why the su ... More >>
More than a week after he was brutally beaten by a mob of teenagers in St. Paul's East Side, 26-year-old Ray Windstrand still isn't out of the woods.SEE ALSO: Loud Pack gang members allegedly burglarize U.S. flag-flying Mpls homes in search of guns Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, Windstrand w ... More >>
Anne Marie Rasmusson will get more than $1 million after public officials inappropriately accessed her Driver and Vehicle Services database information hundreds of times over a number of years.SEE ALSO: White Bear Lake's sudden shrinkage: DNR sued by group demanding less water pumpingBut all the rou ... More >>
Restaurant Week, the seasonal event hosted four times a year by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, has proved itself to be a hit with both restaurants and diners. Chefs get to pick the dishes on their menus that highlight the restaurants' strengths, and diners get to branch out and try new places at accessible ... More >>
If the most recent allegations against her are true -- and based on her track record, it's nearly impossible to believe they aren't -- you have to wonder what the decision makers at the Metropolitan Council saw and continue to see in Lori Christensen.Christensen -- 49, a single mother, and employed ... More >>
Gordon Weaver beat his wife then left her to die in their burning house.Gordon Weaver of White Bear Lake has tried for more than a decade to avoid going to prison over the brutal 1999 murder of his wife at their home in White Bear Lake. After being indicted for beating her, and then burning ... More >>
Chef-owner Margaret Doran at Margaux's Table.After the city effectively pulled the plug on Margaret Doran's White Bear Lake restaurant business, she's relaunched Margaux's Table as a catering business, offering fancy, Friday night meals for takeout. Get on Doran's Facebook page or email lis ... More >>
Lynching jokes usually don't go over as planned.Four hockey players from Stillwater are facing a one-game suspension this week for some ill-received Facebook humor. Before a game against White Bear Lake last week, the high school girls posted a picture of a teddy bear wearing the number 34 ... More >>
The way to your sweetie's heart = through the stomach. Whaddaya mean last minute? Valentine's Day is still almost a week away. In the Hallmark holiday universe, if you haven't planned anything yet, you're already late to the party. Tables at V-Day favorites like La Belle Vie, Manny's, and Res ... More >>
As the sole employee of Margaux's Table in White Bear Lake, chef-owner Margaret Doran served delicious, simple lunches out of a kitchen so small that it felt as if you were a guest in her home. But a recent unexpected utility expense--the so-called "sack and whack"--forced Doran to stop meal ... More >>
Photo: Ramsey County.Police booked Rylander, 40, of St. Paul, on suspicion of possessing stolen property.Here's a very Minnesotan crime: Heisting deer heads from the Department of Natural Resources. Police say someone broke into DNR-owned storage facilities earlier this week and left with po ... More >>
Jacob Volkmann wanted to knock a little sense into Barack Obama. Bad call.At first, we wondered whether the Secret Service was overreacting when it paid a visit to UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann in White Bear Lake. In a post-fight interview he employed a little braggadocio about knocking some se ... More >>
Kill the baked potato
Photos by Nikki MillerHank III and Assjack October 20, 2010 First Avenue Panties are passé. Now, we're passing prosthetic limbs.
Fourth of July weekend promises to be a good one. This week in Freeloader Friday we have free fireworks, free film fests, free events for families, and more.
(Photo by -Marlith-)This weekend we've got an art show dedicated to Doomtree, Pride celebrations, and a chance to win a year's supply of Bell's beer.
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Weaver knocked his wife, Jean, unconscious during a fight in their home and set the house on fire, prosecutors said.
One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food
Rustic elegance meets hearty slow cooking in the St. Paul suburb
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura will be spreading his conspiracy theories on national TV come this fall. Ventura started filming his TruTV show and it will include interviews conducted in Minnesota.
They'll be open on Sundays, too. More grass-fed beef hot dogs for all!
Dara departs, and leaves a memoir in her wake
The House of Mercy Band meet the end times singing
Working outside in the looniest morning hours, sculptor Kate Christopher invokes the elements
A husband thrusts his wife toward madness at the Lakeshore Players; Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas make nice at the Jungle
Never mind how many snowmobile deaths occur as a result, kids are allowed to drive snowmobiles in Minnesota
Where to go to make an electronic drum out of your pickup truck--and other secrets of alternative art venues
Last year the FCC shut down a scrappy, 40-watt dance station, dealing another blow to Minnesota's radio diversity. Today, Alan Freed and his Beat Radio are beaming an AM signal nationwide.